Verilux – Committed to Community Partnerships
Contributing to communities locally, nationally and world-wide is a focal point for Verilux. The best way to improve our community and have a cleaner and healthier environment is through donations and creating partnerships with health and environmental organizations. Working with each community partner helps build understanding of healthy living and how it impacts our communities. Verilux was inspired by a desire to improve your quality of life through healthy lighting and we are proud to provide access to healthy lighting for organizations with limited resources.
Verilux is helping to fund the development of solar energy that will provide electricity for schools in southern Sudan being built by NESEI, the New Sudan Educational Initiative. Verilux donates one dollar for every ReadyLight solar flashlight sold to NESEI and will use the funds from Verilux, along with donations from individual and organizations, to install large solar panels at their school sites, allowing them to provide carbon-free energy to their computers. The self sustaining schools have the long-range goal of selling excess electric power to local communities, both to improve the lives of the southern Sudanese people, as well as generate income for the schools.
Verilux has donated cash and lighting equipment to Lighthouse International’s Vision Rehabilitation Services. In 2003 Verilux formally partnered with Lighthouse International to assist them in their work with the visually impaired. To launch the partnership, Verilux donated 300 HappyEyes Floor Lamps to Lighthouse International for distribution to underprivileged families. Lighthouse International is a not-for-profit organization whose work enables people with varying degrees of vision impairment to lead independent and productive lives. Lighthouse International funds education and research initiatives while acting as a resource and advocate for individuals and groups in the community. Several Verilux fixtures are approved by Lighthouse International for use by people who are visually impaired.
The mission of the Vermont Foodbank is to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships that will end hunger in Vermont. As the only food bank in Vermont, every $10 donation helps the Foodbank acquire and distribute 25 pounds of food to Vermonters in need.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1 billion since inception in 1982. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, Susan G. Komen works to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.
NRDC works to solve the most pressing environmental issues we face today: curbing global warming, getting toxic chemicals out of the environment, moving America beyond oil, reviving our oceans, saving wildlife and wild places, and helping China go green.
Environmental Defense Fund is dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people, including future generations. Among these rights are access to clean air and water, healthy and nourishing food, and flourishing ecosystems.
The leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
National Wildlife Federation inspires Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future. National Wildlife Federation gives voice to the wildlife conservation values that are part of our country’s heritage.
Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.
The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices.
Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. They are the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States.
Soundkeeper is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the biological, physical, and chemical integrity of Long Island Sound and its watershed. Their daily work is patrolling, investigating, intervening, and raising public awareness of the Sound’s problems.
The Friends of the Mad River is a private, non-profit organization committed to protecting, improving and enhancing the ecological, recreational, and community values of the Mad River and its watershed.
Breastcancer.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer. Their mission is to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions for their lives.
The Breast Cancer Site was founded to help fund free mammograms for women in need — women for whom early detection would not otherwise be possible. Since its launch in October 2000, the site has established itself as a leader in online activism and in the fight to prevent breast cancer deaths.
In response to the needs of women and their families, the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade has for more than a decade raised funds and awareness for advancing access to care and finding cure for breast cancer.
NBCF is committed to spreading knowledge and fostering hope in the fight against breast cancer. By funding free mammograms for women who could otherwise not afford them and supporting research programs in leading facilities across the country, NBCF helps inspire the courage needed to win this monumental battle.
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. They place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources.
Open Hearth is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to create and sustain safe, multigenerational community spaces and programming in the Mad River Valley.
Harwood Union High/Middle School will provide an educational and creative environment in which every person is valued as an individual, challenged as a learner, and inspired to contribute to a democratic society.
Grist is based in the Emerald City of Seattle, in the Evergreen State of Washington, with contributors scattered around the world. Grist has been dishing out environmental news and commentary since 1999. They are a nonprofit organization funded by foundation grants, user contributions, and advertising.
Yestermorrow Design/Build School inspires people to create a better, more sustainable world by providing hands-on education that integrates design and craft as a creative, interactive process.
At Mercy Home, our mission is to give children in need a safe place to live and realize their full potential. Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is a long-term residential home for troubled and hurting young men and women, ages 11 to 21.
We believe that a healthy indoor environment contributes to healthy living and improved wellness.
We are proud to support a broad cross-section of organizations with similar mandates.
We live this philosophy through one-time donations as well as ongoing community partnerships.